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DIL-32 communication IC - Real-Time-Ethernet slave

Communication for simple slave devices without a host processor of their own
  • Compact DIL-32 communication module for cost-efficient field devices

  • Host connection with Modbus RTU via SPI or UART

  • One hardware for all Real-Time-Ethernet systems

  • Direct I/O-data connection via an external shift register

  • One design for all networks due to uniform interfaces

  • Firmware update via integrated web server

Slave solution for field devices with a low data throughput

Simple field devices such as barcode readers, identification systems, valve manifolds or I/O blocks require a connection to fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet systems.

The netIC is a complete ‘Single Chip Module’ in the compact dimensions of a Dual-In-Line (DIL) 32 pin plug-in module. It is based on the network controller netX and contains all components of a fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet interface with an integrated 2-port switch and hub. With the netX technology the whole spectrum of relevant fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet systems is covered. By exchanging the firmware, one single netIC can be used for multiple communication systems.

Conventional shifting registers can be controlled via a synchronous serial interface requiring no additional processor for a simple I/O-device.

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DIL-32 communication IC - Real-Time-Ethernet slave


netIC Evaluation Board - Real-Time-Ethernet slave

An evaluation platform for all Real-Time-Ethernet protocols